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From THE SONNETS TO ORPHEUS (Edited and Translated by Stephen Mitchell) II,4 Oh this is the animal that never was. They hadn't seen one; but just the same, they loved its graceful movements, and the way it stood looking at them calmly, with clear eyes. It had not been. But for them, it appeared in all its purity. They left space enough. And in the space hollowed out by their love it stood up all at once and didn't need existence. They nourished it, not with grain, but with the mere possibility of being. And finally this gave it so much power that from its forehead a horn grew. One horn. It drew near to a virgin, white, gleaming - an was, inside the mirror and in her.

From THE SONNETS TO ORPHEUS (Edited and Translated by Stephen Mitchell) II,4 Oh this is the animal that never was. They hadn't seen one; but just the same, they loved its graceful movements, and the way it stood looking at them calmly, with clear eyes. It had not been. But for them, it appeared in all its purity. They left space enough. And in the space hollowed out by their love it stood up all at once and didn't need existence. They nourished it, not with grain, but with the mere possibility of being. And finally this gave it so much power that from its forehead a horn grew. One horn. It drew near to a virgin, white, gleaming - and was, inside the mirror and in her.
We traveled long and forgot why poetry was invented.
The true poem rests between the words.
Harmony, rhythm, concision, concinnity are all elements that are epitomized in poetry. Cultivated in poetry, which is the nucleus of the creative impulse, these elemetns serve every art form: acting a character, writing a novel, creating music, dance, sculpture, painting.
Everything is poetry. It's just a matter of whether or not you can see it.
Creative forms is really where itís at for contemporary poetry.
I don't write poetry with the intention of making someone sad but rather to illustrate my own feelings and ideas.